Offbeat Bride readers might remember me from this post. That marriage ended two years after our wedding. It took two more years after that for me to revisit my wedding video. I expected to feel pain, but I felt so much joy instead.
I watch my wedding video now, and I see two people in love. That has been the most important, validating, and healing aspect for me. He loved me. I loved him. We loved each other. We got married for all the right reasons, and that marriage ended, and that’s okay.
I’m glad we got married, which is something I never expected myself to say. I’m glad for the memories I made in that relationship and for everything I felt. My wedding video means more to me now than I could ever have anticipated four years ago, and I am so glad to have this video that, in four minutes, captures everything that we were…
I’m also glad that we got divorced, which is something I never expected myself to say.
Two years ago, when I realized my marriage was truly over, I felt broken. I remember literally collapsing to the floor. But my divorce did not break me. My divorce taught me that I am unbreakable, reinforced that love is important, and reminded me that just because things end, doesn’t mean they weren’t beautiful.
All of my favorite stories have endings, and they aren’t always happily ever after. But they’re always worth reading.
Any other divorced Homies find that they can still enjoy their wedding memories post-separation?